Gone in 90 seconds: Belgian security researchers demonstrate how to break into Tesla Model X in minutes

Vehicles are rapidly being upgraded with new and advanced tech as we are now entering an era of driverless vehicles and flying cars. New cars are also getting upgraded features and Tesla is a company that’s well known for offering advanced tech capabilities in its fully electric cars. However, the Tesla Model X, which starts at €88,990, was hacked into by researchers over at the COSIC, an imec research group at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

The security researchers used two weaknesses in Tesla Model X’s modern system to gain full access to the car and drive away. They used a self-made kit that costs around €168. Do note that the researchers notified Tesla of the weakness and the company is pushing a patch as part of the 2020.48 over-the-air (OTA) software update that fixes the exploits.